Lesley has a new lit mag, The Tonic, to be released in early 2023! The first issue will be guest-edited by A.J. Verdelle. Submissions are now open until November, details here. Emily Inouye Huey’s (WFYP, June 2011) YA […]
Cindy House (Fiction, June 2017) was interviewed by Leah Glennon (Fiction, June 2019) at the launch of her debut book Mother Noise. Their conversation is posted on YouTube. Cindy is also interviewed by Jennie Burke in Literary Mama. […]

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Lesley’s Creative Writing MFA program boasts some very accomplished alums, including Saraciea J. Fennell, whose work reaches beyond the page to an extent that she was recently immortalized in a Bronx Legends mural in New York. In June, […]

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Fiction alum Mina Athanassious sits down with his former mentor, MFA Writing Faculty in Fiction Rachel Kadish, to talk about changing careers, his unexpected acceptance into the Lesley MFA in Creative Writing program, and how the program helped […]
July Westhale (Poetry, June 2013) is featured on the Lesley University Why We Write podcast in “July Westhale Goes to the Moon’s Moon.” Andrea Wang (WFYP, June 2011) is interviewed in The Picture Book Buzz about her forthcoming […]

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Alum Amy Jenness (Nonfiction, January 2021) interviews her former mentor Pamela Petro (Nonfiction/Comics & Graphic Novels, MFA Writing Faculty) about Pam’s 2021 memoir, The Long Field: A Memoir, Wales, and the Presence of Absence.
Cindy House (Fiction, June 2017) has an interview in Publishers Weekly about her forthcoming book, Mother Noise. Lisa Weiss (Fiction, June 2015) has an essay “For My Father” in the Spring 2022 issue of Fine Lines. Rahima Rice […]
Enzo Surin Silon (Poetry 2012) has two poems in the Summer 2021 issue of Spoon River Poetry Review: “How to Craft an American Scapegoat” and “Interrogating Past & Future Constellations.” He also has two poems in the current […]

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At Cambridge Common Writers, we love to celebrate the achievements of our wonderful community. Poetry MFA Writing Faculty Steven Cramer’s latest poetry collection, Listen, was named a “Must Read” by the Mass Book Awards (along with When My […]
Julie Wittes Schlack’s (Nonfiction, June 2013) debut novel, Burning and Dodging, will be released in December 2021, and is now available for preorder from Black Rose Writing. Danielle Legros Georges (MFA Program Director) has been awarded a PEN […]
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